Jeffrey R. Williams

Jeffrey R. Williams

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Recognized since 2018

San Francisco, California

Practice Areas

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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Jeff possesses three decades of high-level experience in complex product liability defense litigation. He has handled claims involving the use of consumer products and heavy industrial equipment that resulted in catastrophic injury or death, and has worked with his clients to shape national litigation strategies. He has also managed teams of trial lawyers working in different parts of the country, successfully guiding them through negotiation, arbitration, and resolution.

For the past 20 years, Jeff has taught Civil Pretrial Practice to 3L's at University of California - Hastings College of the Law, where he also holds the distinction—along with his father and his daughter—of belonging to an exclusive group of families that can boast three generations of graduates from that school.

Contact & Links
  • 456 Montgomery Street, 16th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., graduated 1978
  • University of California Berkeley, B.A., graduated 1975
Bar Admissions
  • California, California State Bar
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) - Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel - Member
  • Northern California Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Member
  • Network of Trial Law Firms - Past Chair
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® (Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, 2018-2023)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon Inc. (2023)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2013-2015, 2019-2022)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs


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